GOODGETNBETR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOODGETNBETR GOODGETNBETR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Official Weigh In for Fall 5% Challenge - San Marino here I come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783471 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l619201479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing all the Walkers, Runners, Joggers and Gadgeteers a great trip. <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:27:25 EST Summer 5% Challenge - Week 8 of 8 - It's never over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761163 Slender, slim, thin, lean, sexy...what have you, never ends. I'm slowly coming to understand that it's a state of mind. A state achieved the more mindful we are. Kind of like A New York State of Mind (Love that song) but with more benefits. In summary, didn't hit my goal of 187 but for the 2nd challenge in a row I'm lighter than when I started and that's progress. If I keep this up come Christmas folks may not recognize me. Please Santa, do me a solid :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:08:21 EST Summer 5% Challenge - Week 6 of 8 - Running again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751976 Don't know if it's the running again or just being more mindful of how much I eat but so far so good. Started off with just a mile several days ago with the goal to add about 10% in mileage every other day. Was scheduled to do 1.4 miles today but pushed a little longer for a little over 1.5. If I keep adding 10% should be up to speed (get it) for the 10K I signed up for in September. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l756183744.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's go WRJ & ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 23:34:22 EST Summer 5% Challenge - Week 1/8 Up, up and away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728060 Dang, so not the start I wanted but hey sometimes you miss before you get it. And who the heck knew that Boston Mahket made such a good apple pie?!? Also, around Thursday I stopped drinking water because earlier in the week I drank what I thought was a lot. And as weird as that sounds reducing water intake can actually drive the body to hold water not knowing where or when the next glass may be coming. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l208669274.jpg"> <BR> ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:56:16 EST Summer 5% Challenge - Beginning Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724493 Yes, a few days late but still in it to lose it. Hoping to post weigh in pics for the next 8 weeks because no matter how nice I ask the scale won't lie for me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l74805984.jpg"> <BR> <BR> GOAL: 187.9 lbs <BR> by August 16th, 2014 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:49:43 EST 5% Spring Challenge WK 8 - Or as Maxwell Smart might say... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707486 Missed it by THAT much. Goal was 201.4 and I came in this morning at 202.2. They say close only counts in horseshoes and slow dancing so I'll take it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l372536018.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I feel confident it'll happen in the next week or two, no hurry except to get back on track with my running. I only run over 200 if my life's in danger so looking forward to getting that going again. Thanks to all the team leaders that made this roun... Sat, 31 May 2014 12:59:23 EST 5% Spring Challenge WK 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702269 Focused on those few key areas and it seems to be paying off. Nothing crazy or extreme but changing what needed changing. Only 1 week left of this challenge and it would be <em>345</em> for once to reach my 5% goal. It won't be easy but few things worth attaining ever are. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l81226208.jpg"> Sat, 24 May 2014 17:11:02 EST 5% Spring Challenge WK 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697228 A little up this week but truthfully it could've been worse. Going to step it up a bit in a few areas this week and see about swinging it back the other way. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1394471586.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's rock these last two weeks Stars! <em>381</em> Sat, 17 May 2014 20:01:51 EST 5% Spring Challenge WK 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692147 Amazing what a month can bring. Have been up and down but going to stick with photo accountability for the remainder of this challenge, maybe beyond, as it seems to keep me on track like nothing else. <BR> <BR> The truth shall set you free. Let's see. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931604617.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 10 May 2014 18:46:49 EST 5% Spring Challenge WK 1...Please Pass The Fiber http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670567 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1275234856.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So far, so good. Down a little over 3 pounds. The secret? 1st half of week was just trying to stay within calorie range by posting foods eaten (keeps me honest) and then in the 2nd half of the week I got the bright idea to give Atkins a try...again. According the Jimmy Moore's Living La Vida Low Carb podcast #389 (great interview with Jackie Eberstein R.N., worked with Dr. Atkins since 1974) Induction isn't ab... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:09:50 EST Spring 5% Challenge - Starting Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665373 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l433844944.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In case you can't see it's 212.4 lbs. Goal's 201.4 in 8 Weeks. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>141</em> es! <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 23:33:57 EST February 22nd Weigh In and Star Trek Bra Tech http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631980 Down to 212 lbs. Getting back there slowly but surely. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691825091.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now onto the fun stuff. I've seen Star Trek: Into Darkness a few times a while ago and it just dawned on me that the tech in that movie is inconsistent. <BR> Figured out how to travel faster than light <em>48</em> <BR> Super Humans <em>48</em> <BR> Interplanetary Transport <em>48</em> <BR> Super Futuristic Bra <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:57:20 EST 02 08 2014 Official Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619046 Missed last week's picture weigh in but back on track this week and down to 215 lbs. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542238922.jpg"> Sat, 8 Feb 2014 23:00:28 EST Ladies...Listen Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610430 If you're in or on anything sporty, sure this <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369354963.jpg"> <BR> will get you there. <BR> <BR> But this <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1009772725.jpg"> <BR> is WAY more fun <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Drive safely Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:23:43 EST Heaviest in years?!?...Dietbet...Goals for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605328 Namaste. Wishing you all a happy 2014. What's the date? Better late than never right. Anyway, where to begin. I'll let the picture tell it and try to fill in the gaps. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l591833160.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow! I still can't believe this number. For the longest time I thought how do those folks that lose all that weight eventually find their way back to the beginning again? While not quite at my start weight of 260 lbs back in 2007... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:48:12 EST Fitbit Found & Oil Shootout (Purty Colors) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564166 I guess it all does come out in the wash, cause that's where I finally found my Zip. This may sound weird but when it was lost I noticed I wasn't as excited about my walks, especially shorter ones. Reunited...and it feels so good! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1862543372.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Also found this cool oil comparison chart when looking up calories in a bag (not a cup) of microwave popcorn. For those curious about 270 (Butter). <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 11:32:04 EST Fast 2 Results - 49 hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520487 Waking Weight: 194 <BR> <BR> Sunday and especially Monday weren't as bad as the 1st attempt. Was actually feeling pretty energetic last night, like I wanted to run. Also noticed less soreness overall. No solid foods but did add in soup and Diet Coke. For next attempt dropping soda and bringing back black coffee. Fished up lunch around 1pm and next goal is 1pm on Saturday. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:10:29 EST Day 1, Take 2 - Tired + Hungry = Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518707 Waking Weight: 196 (posting daily weigh ins here but not updating SP til Saturday) <BR> <BR> Good news: made it over 13 hours without eating but it was a long day. When I finally kicked back to relax I noticed somewhere between the movie "Olympus Has Fallen" and the season 4 opener of "The Walking Dead" I had eaten. Also good news is what I ate: 4 small oranges, a medium green apple and a can of Benita's Jalepeno Black beans w/ lime juice (pretty tasty). With the type of work I do (plus ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:45:55 EST Day 1 of Water Fast. And so it begins... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517779 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1702881428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Doing this to record my fasting journey. From what I've read the 1st 3 to 4 days are the hardest and heck I just want to share all that joy with you all. No goal in mind, although it was encouraging to see so many youtubers reporting on their 14 and 21 day fasts. It would be nice to make it two weeks. Yes, this is partly about weight loss but moreover it's about seeing if I've got the fortitude to go the dista... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:39:48 EST Anyone done or doing the 5:2 diet or other IF? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510822 With all the talk of Ramadan and fasting I started digging and learned that there are benefits to calorie restriction and came across this interesting BBC special. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1622758168.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can check out the video here on Dailymotion (58 min): <BR> <link>www.dailymotion.com/video/xvdbtt_eat<BR>-fast-live-longer-hd_shortfilms </link> <BR> <BR> Curious what your experiences have been using 5:2 or other kinds of intermitte... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:58:17 EST It's on! HealthyWage.com 10% Challenge begins today. +Great Link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350291 <BR> Hey everyone. Been away for a bit but have a whole new inspiration to carry me through the next 6 months and hopefully keep me Sparkin. Finally made it over to the Y for my official beginning weigh-in for the Healthywage.com 10% challenge. I was thinking high 180s but was shocked to see 194.75 on that very expensive looking doctor's scale. At least I hadn't shrunk so that's good news and I wasn't completely naked. <BR> <BR> Now that the nice gentleman verified me in the system I... Wed, 8 May 2013 20:55:45 EST Adjust Your Thinking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271971 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141120349.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What have you got to lose? Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:52:14 EST Winter 5% Challenge. My road map. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226051 Today, they say, is the last day to sign up for a team of your choice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_<BR>individual.asp?gid=58570 <BR> After that, may God have mercy on your undecided soul. <BR> <BR> I've been doing these challenges for a while and to me it's even better than blogging. To look back over the years and see the weigh-ins from all those challenges of yesteryear is inspirational. It reminds me of where I started from and it's reassuring to see that what once was ... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:32:03 EST GymPact - CASH...My New Motivator in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203278 Are you constantly missing opportunities to exercise, only to regret them later? Well, if you join Gympact <link>www.gym-pact.com/ </link> those days will be over! Or you'll be parting with cold hard cash. Or at least more than you currently are if you gym membership is like mine and covered with so much dust you're tempted to scribble "wash me" on it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l672923332.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Simple concept: Download the FREE app for ei... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:41:56 EST 2012 in the rearview and 2013 dead ahead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194662 Happy new year to you all. <BR> <BR> Son and me taking a 3 mile walk at Foster Park on New Year's Day. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l988282550.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Taking a moment to reflect on 2012 and set some goals for 2013. <BR> <BR> Overall, not a bad year. Ended better than it started, thanks mainly to the new job. The transition could have been better but lessons were learned and I'm thankful for this opportunity. Peace of mind helps reaching any... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 10:02:14 EST 2012 Weight Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153733 Because I can't add updates to the homepage anymore. Enjoy <BR> <BR> 2012 - Time to make real the dream. <BR> <BR> 01/07/2012 - 202.5 lbs <BR> 01/14/2012 - 201 <BR> 01/21/2012 - 199.5 <BR> 01/28/2012 - 196 <BR> 02/04/2012 - 201 <BR> 02/11/2012 - 199 <BR> 02/18/2012 - 198 <BR> 02/25/2012 - 199.5 <BR> 03/03/2012 - 199 <BR> 03/10/2012 - 196.5 <BR> 03/17/2012 - 195 <BR> 03/24/2012 - 194 <BR> 03/31/2012 - 198 <BR> 04/07/2012 - 197 <BR> 04/14/2012 - 195 <BR> 04/21/2012 - 192 ... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 16:28:05 EST Jillian Disowns Her Booty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136349 Funny clip of Jillian discussing one of her trouble spots on her podcast. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:36:32 EST Views from the Ride 11/9/2012 & Fasting for Fat Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130707 A few pics of yesterdays ride. Some of the places I come across are truly beautiful or special in some way and I'm going to start sharing some of those views with all of yous on Spark. Enjoy <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1124794031.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1251147433.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1531641500.jpg"> <BR> And these patches are <em>345</em> Rear tire is still r... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:11:11 EST She Looked So Normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101298 Ahh, but that's for another blog. This one's on my new daily writing exercise for the Fall 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> I remember having to do "exercises" like these during detention in grade school. It focused me then and using it again to help focus me here and now. I thought for sure I'd get some fried chicken the day after my original post but still have yet to lick any of my fingers of sweet, sweet chicken juice. <BR> <BR> Here are the first 3 days. Not much yet but something weird... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:29:39 EST Riding the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988506 Ohio has some of best trails I've biked on and the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail was another fun one. Also one of the busier trails with lots of riders and walkers despite the heat. I rode from Massillon up to Lock 4 Park in South Akron, where most of the pics were taken. Rode about 7.5 miles one way of more than 81 miles of the trail, it continues north to Cleveland and the shore of Lake Erie. Didn't have the time or a seat padded enough but maybe one day :) Enjoy <BR> <BR> For larger ... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:09:30 EST Run Training Log for 2012 Fort4Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982596 With just a little over 9 weeks until the Fort4Fitness fall event I wanted a place to track my training runs. <BR> Distance / Pace / Time of Day / Temp / Notes <BR> 7/22/2012 -- 5.28 mi / 11:34 min/mi / 11pm / 76 / OK run, non-stop, no water <BR> 7/24/2012 -- 3.25 mi / 10:37 min/mi / 8pm / 81 / Rolling hills, NS, NW <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 03:36:22 EST How to Lose 5% in 8 weeks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938797 Answer: make a lousy investment. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Unless you're doing the 5% Summer Challenge then losing 5% is the name of the game. <BR> For me this works out to me having to lose 9 lbs to reach my goal of 176 lbs. <BR> <BR> How will I do this? <BR> 1. Still training for the half marathon coming up in September so I'm sure that will help. <BR> 2. Been doing two long rides these last few weeks and that seems to be helping so more of that. <BR> 3. Been drinking more water a... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:57:37 EST Fort4Fitness 2011 - 2012 Fitness Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4703027 2011 Fort4Fitness <BR> <BR> Or, the race I almost slept through. Which would have bummed me more than losing the entry fee as this was my first official 10K. FYI: If you're running late to a time chip event try and find your way to your corral by going in the back way if possible. Literally showing up with just minutes to get to my corral I made the mistake of walking by the starting line and podium, Mayor Henry still speaking. The line must have been activated several minutes before the... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:38:10 EST Winter 5% Challenge Commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599671 Hi all. My goal for the duration of this 5% Challenge is to reach and surpass my short term goal of 185 pounds. I will achieve this by: <BR> <em>320</em> <em>405</em> <em>318</em> <em>319</em> <BR> Exercising: At least 30 minutes daily for the 56 days of the challenge. Doesn't always have to be running or strenuous, but has to be something like doing the Walk Away The Pounds moves while watching one of my new favorite shows: "Prime Suspect." Weighing in every Saturday, good or bad. ... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 07:04:43 EST Not this year, but next year for sure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4588795 Wow! Only 5 weeks and 3 days til Christmas. Where the he.. does the time go? Oh yeah: work, family, hobbies, internet, tv, etc...etc. I really wanted to hit my goal of 170 by Christmas but if I do that, and the crazy part of me still thinks it's possible, I'd most likely be doing more harm than good in the long run. My new goal is to crank up the strength and get a close to 185 as possible. Which is no easy feat if you read the articles that spread gloom and doom on how the average per... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:07:08 EST Double Tie Your Laces & Other Race Day Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488012 Yep, happened again yesterday doing the HIIT (Hi Intensity Interval Training) workout. Just before the 7th or 8th sprint my right sneaker felt loose and sure enough I forgot to double tie my laces. Had to take time to re-tie both as the other one wasn't far behind in wanting to come undone. Just what you don't need if going for a new personal best. Not that you can't accomplish great things with untied laces, just look at Usain Bolt. He won the 100 Meter and set a new world record at the... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:25:16 EST Recipe For Disaster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4443120 We've all heard some "expert" advising that we should only weigh ourselves once a week. And there's proven wisdom in that as The National Weight Control Registry ( <link>www.nwcr.ws/ </link> ) has reported that participants that weighed in at least once a week maintained the greatest losses over time. I too adhere to this and weigh in only twice a week: Sunday is what I post here and again midweek to see how I'm doing. Sometimes good and sometimes not so good. <BR> Now a new study... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 01:50:38 EST Pandora...who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413312 I'll be the first to admit I'm no early adopter. I'm also not the most patient cat. I've been waiting patiently for Samsung to release the Player 4 stateside (was to be here in the spring) but now that Apple is sueing over said device I had to get creative. Looked for something that had most of the features of the Player 4: Android OS, GPS, music player, Wi-Fi, a good camera and at least some video. Found it all in the HTC Hero and got one cheap online. <BR> <BR> This is my 1st smartph... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:12:19 EST Pandora...who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413308 I'll be the first to admit I'm no early adopter. I'm also not the most patient cat. I've been waiting patiently for Samsung to release the Player 4 stateside (was to here in the spring) but now that Apple is sueing over said device I had to get creative. Looked for something that had most of the features of the Player 4: Android OS, GPS, music player, Wi-Fi, a good camera and at least some video. Found it all in the HTC Hero and got one cheap on eBay. <BR> <BR> This is my 1st smartphon... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:11:09 EST Delayed Gratification http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4263208 "Holding out" on myself? Why would I do this? There's a Latin quote: "nosce te ipsum" or "Know thyself." And I KNOW that after some bedroom wrestlin' running would go from 1st or 2nd to not even on the top 5 of things to do. Anyway, I got my 3 miles in, in a light drizzle no less, so I could get my day truly started off right. Either I'm getting serious about reaching my goal or running is more of a guilty pleasure than I was led to believe. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 29 May 2011 13:31:36 EST Jillian Michaels: Back on the Air!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4243151 After a recent episode of Dave Jackson’s “Logical Weight Loss” I learned two things: Jillian Michael’s was leaving The Biggest Loser (after 10 seasons) and that her radio show would be coming back. Well it’s back! Actually, it’s been back since February, but better late than never. I learned a lot from listening to her show before and was bummed when it went off but after listening to a couple of her new ones it’s like she hasn’t missed a beat in the two years, in some regards maybe even i... Thu, 19 May 2011 11:16:45 EST This is your brain on sugar...any questions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4171051 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l929844030.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l537891554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l162954355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859432951.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be careful out there Sparkers :) <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:59:34 EST What would King Julian do... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4169040 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l625210860.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If he registered for but couldn't run in the 2nd Annual Discover Roanoke 10K tomorrow? Honestly, I have no clue. While a pretty good dancer his thought process still eludes me. What am I going to do? Well after work (that's why I can't run tomorrow) I'm going to start looking for the next 10K to run. Not going to complain about extra work because that would be like complaining about extra money and that's just... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 23:59:45 EST Before it's in the doctor's hands... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4144797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231176394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's in yours. Tue, 5 Apr 2011 17:13:10 EST Can Lard Be Good For You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4018717 Apparently, it is. Filled with many of the mono & polyunsaturated fats that are good for you it will actually improve your cholesterol profile. Even more beneficial for you than butter! That was just one of many nuggets gleaned from Gary Taubes' latest book "Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526508498.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Makes me remember going to greasy spoon diners with my dad as a kid where everything was ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 05:37:00 EST What were they thinking?! 22 Business Name Failures :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3996768 If you're in need of a good belly laugh check these out <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.smosh.com/PC/smosh-pit/photos/22<BR>-business-name-failures </link> <BR> <BR> Sometimes you just can't use your last name in your business' name. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 02:28:10 EST We must hunger after them... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3851724 While it looks like I won't reach my original goal of 175 lbs by Christmas (because this ISN'T The Biggest Loser) I have a lot to be proud of and thankful for in 2010, and it's not even over yet. Reaching a number, and whatever is attached to that number, isn't worth losing one's soul or destroying our temples. Whenever I see a Sparker that has lost 90 or more lbs in a year (ELYMWX is a great example) I am truly happy for them. I also know that every Sparker has their own path to walk and ... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 03:36:01 EST Fort4Fitness 2011 to Host 10K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3800123 That and there will now be 10,000 slots And registration opens in December, earlier than the previous 3 years by a few months. More info and official press release link at Fort4fitness.org. <BR> <BR> Can't wait! <em>182</em> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:07:56 EST 3rd Annual Fort4Fitness 4 Miler...DONE! (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3681382 Meant to post this earlier but just like the race: glad I'm getting it done. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l257666245.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was my 1st official race and was glad that I was able to accomplish the goal I set out for myself way back in June when I began my Couch to 5K (C25K) training by running all 4 miles Non-Stop! The real reason I'm proud of that more than the time is because during all my training I never actually ever ran 4 miles. I think... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:13:08 EST Stuff You Should know...my ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3522296 Saw this on a sparkfriend's blog so I thought I'd share about myself: <BR> <BR> A - available or married?.....inbetween <BR> B - Book? .......Right now "Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard" by Chip and Dan Heath (audiobook because I can't walk and read without hitting something) <BR> C - Cake or Pie? .......both (please sir, may I have some more?) <BR> D - Drink of Choice? ..........in my younger days whiskey and beer (Good times) <BR> E - Essential Item? .....God <BR> F - Fav... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:27:33 EST